Beaker Preparation

How to prepare Aptamil Growing Up Milk 1-2 years

How to prepare a beaker

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Watch our guide on how to prepare a beaker correctly.

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Important feeding instructions

  • Make up each drink as required
  • For hygiene reasons, do not store made up drinks and discard unfinished drinks as soon as possible, and always within 2 hours
  • Do not heat drinks in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding
  • Toddlers should be supervised at all times when feeding
  • Do not allow prolonged or frequent contact of drinks with your toddler’s teeth as this increases the risk of tooth decay

Because powdered milks are not sterile, failure to follow instructions may make your toddler ill.

Measure 150ml or 5fl.oz boiled, cooled water into a clean beaker.

Using the scoop provided, add 5 levelled scoops of powder into the beaker. Do not press/heap the powder.

Shake the beaker vertically and vigorously for 10 seconds until dissolved. Rolling the bottle or shaking in circles will not be sufficient.

Check temperature and give to toddler to drink immediately.

It’s important to be careful with the water you use to prepare a milk formula if your normal drinking water supply is either interrupted or contaminated. Follow these Food Standards Agency guidelines to make sure you prepare the formula safely.

Step 1

Use bottled water or water from a bowser (a water tank provided by water companies) and bring it to a rolling boil. Leave it covered to cool for no more than half an hour.

Step 2

If there’s no electricity or gas to boil with, bottled table, spring or mineral water can be used and the prepared formula should be used immediately. The use of unboiled bowser water should be avoided.

Step 3

Some bottled water labelled as ‘natural mineral water’ may have high levels of sodium or sulphate. Read the label carefully and check that the figure for sodium (Na) is not higher than 200mg per litre and sulphate (SO or SO4) is not higher than 250mg per litre. If it is, then try to use another water. If no other water is available, then use this water for as short a time as possible.

Step 4

Follow the normal instructions for making up the formula.

Please follow these instructions carefully.

Step 1

Shake the carton of Aptamil Growing Up Milk before opening. Using the feeding guide, pour the required amount of milk into a clean beaker.

Step 2

Aptamil Growing Up Milk can be given at room temperature, or warmed if desired. If warmed, check temperature of drink before drinking.

Step 3

For hygiene reasons, discard unfinished milk in the beaker as soon as possible, always within 2 hours.

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Important notice

Breastfeeding is best for babies. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care, based on baby’s individual needs. 

Use Growing Up milk as part of a varied balanced diet from 1 year.